ERIC Number: ED059712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
[Counselor-Counselee Ratios in California Junior Colleges 1965-1971].
Girdner, Jerry H.
These papers report the results of seven annual surveys assessing the counselor-counselee ratio in California junior colleges from 1965 to 1971. In determining the ratio, all respondents were asked to include only that portion of a counselor's time devoted to individual and group counseling. So that all colleges were using the same criteria, each was asked to use the number of day-graded students as reported to the state, and divide this number by the number of full-time equivalent counselors to determine the ratio. A distinction was made between colleges on the quarter or semester systems. Additional observations from the study concerned the trend toward the use of more full-time counselors, a distribution of the number of hours in a normal work week for full-time counselors, the type of counseling availability--whether by appointment or "walk-in," the amount of time spent with each client, and the trend toward greater use of paraprofessionals. (Author/NF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Valley Coll., Saratoga, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California